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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

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1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616
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Duluth, MN
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First stay in this unique and very comfortable hide away. Easy to get to, less than a mile off Highway 61. Close to many fun things to do. Continental breakfast in the am and coffee available anytime. Room was comfortable and spacious... remember you are staying in a box car. Nicely furnished, with very comfortable bed. All empty rooms are... More 

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Pine Island, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was only there for one night due to scheduling conflicts, HOWEVER ~ I will be back!!! this is a very unique, down home place to stay. The owners are very nice. It was fun to look out my window and see a deer checking things out!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this lovely little hideaway on a trip back from one of our many trips along the North Shore. We stopped in to take a look at this novel inn. We were instantly enamored with the charm that the Inn has. We just recently booked a 2 night stay and are most definitely taken with the hospitality and amenities... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Jan 3 was our fourth stay as a couple here. I have rated it as "excellent" but many people would only see it as "average" or "very good". Here's why: It's less than a kilometre off Hwy 61, so you have to look for it about 5 km. north of Two Harbors. Lots of parking close to the railway cars/hotel.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We have stayed at Northern Rail Traincar Inn for several times and I just wanted to let other people know what a "fantastic" time it is here. I have told other people about staying there before and all they say is it is train cars, but I want people to know you need to look beyond the train cars. The... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We were referred here by a relative and we are so glad! The owners are wonderful, the rooms were clean and warm! They do a nice simple breakfast every morning. They even had games, books and movies you can borrow. We will definitely stay here again!

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Thank D'On M
Shoreview, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite place to stay on the North Shore. The owners are are very personable and friendly. It is a little off the beaten path. It is surrounded by evergreen and birch trees and frequently gets visited by wildlife. It is fun just to sit out front and listen to the birds or take a walk through the... More 

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Clearwater
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

On the spur of the moment we decided to take a few days trip up the North Shore of MN. Based on the recommendation of our son and daughter-in-law, we checked out this unique hotel just north of Two Harbors, MN. We registered for the 2 Queen room but upgraded to the Queen suite. Lovely rooms in a unique atmosphere... More 

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South St Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try something totally different. This motel, not only offered train cars as rooms, they are nicely decorated and different. We only stayed one night but, everything was clean, comfortable and unique. The owners are very personable. Will come back again.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Our favorite room is one of the king suites. We've stayed here on and off for years. It was owned by someone else and managed by Cyndi and Jeff. Fast forward a number of years and Northern Rail is now owned by Cyndi and Jeff. It was always cozy, comfy, and clean, with a charming decor. Each time we come... More 

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